It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sue Rose Wright Pellerin, wife of Pellerin Milnor Corporation co-founder, Norvin Leroy Pellerin, on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. Mrs. Pellerin was the former Pellerin Milnor Corporation First Secretary and Treasurer. She was 84 years old.
Preceded in death by her loving husband Norvin Leroy Pellerin of 62 years, Sue is survived by her brother James Luther Wright, Jr. of Tifton, GA and her sister Vera Louise Thibaut of Mandeville, LA. Also survived by her children: James Willis Pellerin (Stacy), Julie Pellerin Bukrey (Charles) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Curtis Allen Pellerin (Maria), Renée Pellerin Gordon (Robert) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 13 grandchildren: Anne Bukrey Moyer (Mike), Suzanne Bukrey Kaminski, M.D. (Tom), Brock Elliot Pellerin (Lindsey), Casey Pellerin Westguard (Mark), Lauren Bukrey Laramie (Mike), Corrie Wright Pellerin, Katherin Pellerin Furtado (Stephen), Jean-Marc Pellerin (Melissa), Henri Albert Pellerin, Caroline Blair Pellerin, Jason William Gordon, Jamie Favre Pellerin, Alexandra Rose Gordon, 8 great-grandchildren: Anson, Merrily, and Norvin Moyer, Harry and Oliver Westguard, Jack and Kate Kaminiski, and Maya Laramie.
Sue was a graduate of McMain High School and attended Sophie Newcomb College, where she was voted Queen of the Freshman Beauties. Sue was devoted to her husband and children, and later her grandchildren, who lovingly called her Nana. Sue Rose was known for her wisdom and caring, which was an inspiration to all. Her sweet, ever present smile reflected her endearing sense of humor. She and her husband enjoyed entertaining. She was a gracious hostess. They also enjoyed travelling and visiting interesting destinations on every continent. Their favorite, however, was their vacation residence in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. She was a member of Saint Charles Presbyterian Church, and taught Sunday School before her marriage.
Visitation will be held at St. Charles Presbyterian Church (1545 State Street, New Orleans, LA 70015) on Thursday, October 29th at 1pm, followed by the funeral service at 2pm, and then a private interment.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, South Louisiana Chapter (3445 North Causeway Blvd., Ste 902, Metairie, LA 70002) or The Pellerin Foundation, which awards merit-based college scholarships (P.O. Box 400, Kenner, LA 70063).